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Poster: billbarstad Date: Mar 23, 2010 5:02am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Any Of These PD?

The Million Pound Note (1953)
The Cranes are Flying (1957)
Kid Monk Baroni (1952)


This post was modified by billbarstad on 2010-03-23 12:02:29

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffVideo-Cellar Date: Mar 26, 2010 6:37am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Any Of These PD?

Million Pound Note was renewed
Cranes are Flying was GATT restored.

Kid Monk Baroni is PD. It was never reg'd or renewed. There are no valid underlying copyrights. The Image DVD of this movie isn't "official" its a Wade Williams release - a PD release just like all the others.

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Poster: cosmico Date: Mar 26, 2010 7:15am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Any Of These PD?

Kid Monk Baroni is pretty entertaining, especially worth watching to see a VERY young Leonard Nimoy, as well as Jack Larson (Jimmy Olsen from 1950s Adventures of Superman TV show).

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Mar 26, 2010 7:25am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Any Of These PD?

Thanks for your valued input!

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Poster: BradOlson Date: Mar 23, 2010 8:09am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Any Of These PD?

Cranes Are Flying is copyrighted and I am sure that Kid Monk Baroni is copyrighted as they both have licensed DVDs available. Cranes Are Flying is on DVD from Criterion and Kid Monk Baroni is on DVD from Image Entertainment.

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Poster: gzd Date: Mar 26, 2010 4:40am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Any Of These PD?

I wouldn't be so sure the Image DVD is a proof of copyright status for Kid Monk Baroni, as the film also appears on several DVD compilations of PD movies put out by Platinum Disk and St Clair Vision.

Besides, there's no sign of any copyright renewal for Kid Monk Baroni in the USCO's database, where renewals made for films published after 1950 can be found.
So it should be PD per Cornell University's summary (work first published in the US between 1923 and 1963 with no copyright renewal).
It doesn't even seem to have been registered for copyright in the first place, as it doesn't show up in the US Copyright Office's Catalog of Copyright Entries cumulative series covering the 1950-1959 period. It probably just fell between the cracks.

It looks very much PD to me, but a confirmation from Video-Cellar's confirmation can't hurt.

This post was modified by gzd on 2010-03-26 11:40:04

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Mar 26, 2010 5:44am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Any Of These PD?

I found the same information about Kid Monk Baroni and am waiting for Video-Cellar's input as well. The Cranes are Flying was made in the Soviet Union, and from my understanding Soviet films were never copyrighted.

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Poster: skybandit Date: Mar 26, 2010 1:47pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Any Of These PD?

Russian films weren't copyrighted when made, but they sure are now! Corman got hold of Planeta Bur between times.